- A quarter inch unbalanced inputs and outputs.
- Optical (VCA-less) compressor circuitry = transparent dynamics control.
- Tube-based mic/line preamplifier with up to 80 dB of gain.
- Hand-selected 12AX7a tube.
- XLR balanced inputs and outputs.
The ART Tube MP/C packs a warm-sounding tube preamp and and a soft-knee optical compressor in a tiny chassis - at an incredible price! The Tube MP/C gives you an XLR mic input, as well as an instrument input, a 20dB gain boost, and a low-cut filter. The independent compressor circuit is bypassable, and boasts threshold, as well as speed and slope controls. You even get your choice of XLR output or unbalanced TS. All this flexibility means you can also use the Tube MP/C as a re-amper or a DI! If you need an affordable, great-sounding channel strip, look no further than the ART Tube MP/C. ART Tube MP/C Preamp/Compressor/DI Features at a Glance: Tube-based mic/line preamplifier with up to 70dB of gain Hand-selected 12AX7a tube Optical (VCA-less) compressor circuitry = transparent dynamics control Bypassable compression circuitry 1/4" TS unbalanced inputs and outputs (front panel hi-Z instrument input) XLR balanced inputs and outputs Transformer isolated XLR output Selectable output range for Line/Instrument interface levels LED meters for Tube Warmth, Gain Reduction and Output level +48V phantom power Phase reversal switch Selectable release time settings Greater than 90dB dynamic range Custom extruded aluminum chassis